Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WIP Wednesday

Leaves quilt is coming along, but I have realised several things:

1.  It would have been very good if I had had a proper plan instead of winging it all the way.
2.  I am using black linen as the background for my Oakshott leaves and it is lovely, but picks up a massive amount of lint.  I have lint rolled the right hand column, but when I squint at the quilt I like the linty bit best!  I think that's a sign that I should have gone for a yarn dyed linen, which wouldn't look quite so flat.
3.  Working as slowly as I do means that about half way through a project I am already very boooored with it and spending far too much time thinking about the next thing I want to do.

Still, one day this b**** thing will be finished, and I will have learned a lot doing it!


15 comments:

  1. it is beautiful though - the leaves glow!

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  2. what a shame because it looks beautiful x

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  3. Love this design! It would make a lovely big cushion if you are really bored... The leaves are so tactile.

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  4. That "Beautiful" thing...That's what you meant right?...:):):)
    It's beautiful Catherine and the colors are absolutely gorgeous!
    Looks like you are making good progress...
    So, what are you going to do next?? Just kidding...


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  5. It's absolutely beautiful!! I hope you fall back in love with it soon!

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  6. It's going to be fab. stick with it :)

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  7. This is lovely! Keep going. Black is horrible for collecting bits but you can get it all off at the end.

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  8. What a pop on the black linen. I was just playing with the idea of using the yard dyed black linen for backing a quilt. I'm the same way, I can power sew a quilt in a weekend but given an hour here an there over a week I'll start 8 different projects!

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  9. Oh but it's beautiful. ..truly.

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  10. For what its worth I still really love this. I love how the colours sparkle :-) Keep going - it will be done soon!

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  11. Keep going! It is a stunner!

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  12. I know what you mean about getting bored in the middle of a project but this is a fantastic quilt and it will be amazing!

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  13. It's looking stunning! I too know what you mean about getting bored in the middle sometimes - I find I need to work like mad on it as long as I can ebfore the bored bit hits, then have a little break doing a small project thats easily completed. Then I seem to be able to get back on with the long term one a bit better, but it doesnt always work, hence the pile of WIPs!!!
    Just think how wonderful it will look when done!
    Gill xx

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  14. I made a Granny Square quilt for my daughter using black fabric. Stupid really, cos her bed is the one the cat sleeps on.
    But boy does black make the colours POP. Your quilt is looking stunning.

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